Doña Ana County

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - November 18, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - November 18, 2020

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County  |  575-525-5801 | catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park, and the Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional updates:

City of Anthony

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager

www.cityofanthonynm.com

APD staff is working by appointment only. 

  • The City shut down all non-essential services (MVD, City Clerk, Library) 11/16-11/30. 

Announcement on our website: https://www.cityofanthonynm.com/2020/11/16/city-partially-shuts-down-11-16-2020/

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov

No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org

Updates for the City of Las Cruces:

https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4199

City Makes Changes in Response to Governor's Health Orders:

https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4200

Branigan Library Grab and Go and Computer Lab Access

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org

LCP/F has launched a social media campaign thanking health care workers.  Temp checks at secure door to LCP.  Lobby open on Monday and Thursday.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net

All staff are working from home with the exception of janitorial and facilities staff.  Special ed and athletics have been suspended.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org

County departments are working with limited staff and the rest are teleworking. 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

www.goDASO.org

Office open only on Wednesdays.  Staff available by phone.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention

No report.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

www.villageofhatch.org

No report.

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

www.mesillanm.gov

Town Hall employees will begin teleworking starting Monday, November 23, 2020.  Town Hall, parks and Plaza are all closed.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org

Work continues on a video in partnership with Mountain View RMC to alert community to use precaution during the upcoming holidays.  Also defining the difference between your household and extended family.

MountainView Regional Medical Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com

Ben Woods thanked everyone for help with the “thank you healthcare workers” campaign.  Honk for healthcare at noon today in the Mountain View RMC parking lot. 

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu

NMSU campus is only open to students, faculty and staff.  Spring semester will be a hybrid of online and on-campus classes. 

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency

Nothing new to report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-new-mexico-correctional-facility/

No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us

Many residents of nursing and assisted living facilities are having “failure to thrive” and thought cards from the community might help.  Kelly from LCPS will get with art teachers to see if they can help by making cards. 

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director

www.mvrda.org

No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas

Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.   

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

www.cv.nmhealth.org

Testing sites:

Las Cruces DOH

Anthony DOH

Sunland Park DOH

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